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Quicksand Reveal New Album “Distant Populations” & “Missile Command” Single, Announce Fall U.S. Tour


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Quicksand‘s fourth studio album has been titled “Distant Populations” and will be released digitally on August 13th (vinyl on September 24th) through Epitaph Records. The group tracked the effort at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, PA with Will Yip (Code Orange, The Menzingers) behind the boards. Mixing for the album was done by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Megadeth).

Frontman Walter Schreifels commented on the album, which explores the alienation and disconnect of modern society:

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“Everyone is on the one hand so connected with each other, and on the other hand, is so far apart. We’re checking out each other’s social media and we know what everybody’s doing. But when we’re sitting in the same room together, we’re looking at our phones.”

The song “Missile Command” has been launched as the album’s first single and you can check it out below. Schreifels said of it:

“It really kind of focuses on Sergio’s [Vega, bassist] whole motif in a very simple way. He and Alan [Cage, drummer] just have this really kind of trademark groove, and I think that really sings on this one to me. I just felt like it’s a kind of song that is very us, but we hadn’t written it yet.”

Distant Populations” track listing:

01 – “Inversion
02 – “Lightning Field
03 – “Colossus
04 – “Brushed
05 – “Katakana
06 – “Missile Command
07 – “Phase 90
08 – “The Philosopher
09 – “Compacted Reality
10 – “EMDR
11 – “Rodan

Pre-orders are available here. In other news, the band have announced a fall tour in support of the album. The dates for that trek will run as follows:

09/28 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09/29 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
10/01 Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360
10/02 Albany, NY – Empire Live
10/04 Detroit, MI – El Club
10/05 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/06 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
10/08 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/11 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/12 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10/15 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/16 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
10/18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
10/19 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
10/21 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10/23 Houston, TX – Studio @ Warehouse Live
10/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
10/26 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10/27 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/29 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
10/31 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of The Living Arts

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